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When I started featuring some of my favorite Chicago wedding vendors on the blog, I would always ask them to share their number one tip for a couple planning their wedding.

Today I’m going to showcase a roundup of all the valuable tips that have been shared over the last several months so you’re able to see them all in one spot.

8 Expert Tips for Planning Your Wedding:

Tip #1 is from Joan at Five Grain Events based in Chicago:

Five Grain Events in ChicagoBeing engaged and getting married is such an exciting time in your life! Remember that no matter what, at the end of the day, you’re going to be sharing your life with your best friend and that’s what is most important.

Click through to learn more about Five Grain Events and read the full interview.

Tip #2 is from Jennifer at Alliance Bakery who specializes in providing fine European desserts for Chicago couples:

Alliance Bakery ChicagoSet a realistic budget for all your wedding items and then splurge on the few big-ticket items you can’t do without! I may be biased, but to me the food (including sweets) is what I remember best at weddings I’ve attended!

Click through to learn more about Alliance Bakery and read thefull interview.

Tip #3 is from Caitlin at Chicago’s premier wedding Entertainers, Arlen Music:

Expert Planning Advice for your Chicago Wedding

Trusting your vendors is important. We will make sure to ask you all the right questions regarding what you envision for the evening, and then leave it up to us and enjoy yourselves!

Click through to learn more about Arlen Music and read the full interview.

Tip #4 is from Chicago 0n-location wedding hair stylist, Livia Caporale:

On Location Hair Stylist in ChicagoNo one will know if the smallest of details aren’t exactly perfect, so just enjoy. On a wedding day time flies, so always have some extra buffer built into the schedule.

Click through to learn more about Livia Caporale and read the full interview.

Tip #5 is from Stephanie of Flowers by Stem based in Chicago:

Chicago Wedding Florist-Flowers by StemDo your research so that when the time comes to hire your vendors, you can relax and trust in the knowledge that they are dedicated to putting together a beautiful day for you and your guests! Oh, and don’t plan your wedding on Pinterest every day. 🙂

Click through to learn more about Flowers by Stem and read the full interview.


Tip #6 is from Carlene who is a “green” wedding planner specializing in Chicago Weddings:

Planning tips for your Chicago WeddingFor those couples who want to be a bit “green” we suggest reducing waste. Cut back on waste by not including favors as a lot of guests do not even take them home. No matter how cool they are, we end up packing a ton left over at the end of the night.

Click through to learn more about Naturally Yours Events and read the full interview.

Tip #7 is from Loreen of Clementine Custom Events and Reenie Rose:

Wedding Planning Tips

A wedding planner allows your family and friends to relax and celebrate on your special day. Planning may seem like a job that you’re up for, but I’d hate for your Mom to be chasing down vendors to deliver final payments. That’s what I’m here for!

Click through to learn more about Loreen and read the full interview.

Tip #8 is from Courtney of Courtney Callahan Paper who specializes in creating the perfect custom invitation suite for your day:

Courtney Callahan Paper ChicagoDon’t be scared of going custom. This is a great opportunity to incorporate your personal style and reflect your journey as a couple. Although the custom invitation process is more involved than selecting a ready-made suite, the final product will be completely unique to you as a couple and often helps you zero in on what you want your wedding day experience to be.

Click through to learn more about Courtney Callahan Paper and read the full interview.

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